Miami's Five Best Concerts This Week

Nothing's worse than waking up to the sound of your alarm thinking it's Friday when, in fact, it's only Monday.

Sure, it's a brutal reality, but here's a comforting fact: come 5 p.m., there'll be nothing but good music and kickass shows coming your way.

Just check out the five best concerts going down this week, from the ultra smooth two-night stand of Jazz in the Gardens with Erykah Badu, R. Kelly, and Toni Braxton at Sun Life Stadium to Fleetwood Mac at the American Airlines Arena to Lil Wayne at Revolution Live.

Agnostic Front. With Coldside, Homestretch, and Die Trying. Presented by Idle Hands and Slammie Productions. Thursday, March 19, 8 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; Tickets cost $12 plus fees via Ages 18 and up. Rage till your ears explode with "the greatest New York hardcore band of all time," Agnostic Front, smack in the heart of Little Haiti at Churchill's.

Jazz in the Gardens 2015. With Erykah Badu, Run-D.M.C., R. Kelly, Toni Braxton, and others. Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22, 4 p.m. Sun Life Stadium, 347 Don Shula Dr., Miami Gardens; Tickets cost $55 and up plus fees via Celebrate a decade of "jazzin', slow jammin', bumpin' 'n' grindin'" with Erykah Badu, Run-D.M.C., R. Kelly, Toni Braxton, and the rest of the smooth 'n' sexy music freaks at Jazz in the Gardens.

Fleetwood Mac's On With the Show Tour. Saturday, March 21, 8 p.m. American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000; Tickets cost $46.50 to $176.50 plus fees via All ages. Witness rock 'n' roll history as the original Fleetwood Mac lineup — John McVie, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, and Christine McVie — take over the AAA for the band's On with the Show Tour.

Beardyman's Distractions Tour. Saturday, March 21, 10 p.m. Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-7750; Tickets cost $15 to $20 plus fees via Ages 21 and up. Watch "walking audio encyclopedia" and beatbox champ Darren Foreman AKA Beardyman "show the humans of Miami" his kaleidoscopic, sun-soaked classic rock and pop electronica Distractions at Bardot.

Lil Wayne's Sorry For the Wait Tour. Saturday, March 21, 10 p.m. Revolution Live, 100 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1025; Tickets cost $80 to $150 plus fees via Ages 21 and up. Lil Wayne's Sorry For the Wait... That's why the Young Money label boss is bringing some of that "Trap House" action to Revolution.

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Laurie Charles
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